University of Texas gunman Colton Tooley commits suicide

September 29th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Colton Tooley Sep 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a major AK-47 rifle attack on the campus of University of Texas, Austin when one of its students put a ski mask on his face and started shooting at many locations. He finally shot himself, when he went inside the sixth floor of one of the university’s libraries.

Even though the police chased the assailant while he was on the shooting rampage, they didn’t try to open fire on him and there haven’t been any injuries to other people, according to reports by the police.

The dead gunman has been identified as Colton Tooley, who is 19 years old and who was a second year student majoring in math at the university.

The police believed initially that there was an accomplice to the dead gunman but changed their minds and closed the investigation at around 2 pm local time. The initial police assertion that there were multiple gunmen was due to Tooley’s firing of shots at many places at the same time according to Robert Dahlstrom, the top police officer on the university campus.

“No shots were fired by any members of law enforcement, and [the police] have not identified or found any injured third-parties,” according to Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo.

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